No. 12823. Nord 2800 (F-WFRZ)
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Nord 2800

06/30/2015. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "Nord-Aviation, previously known as SNCAN (Société nationale de constructions aéronautiques du Nord), developed this aircraft to a French AF specification for a basic training aircraft seating three, two side-by-side with dual controls in front and one behind. It had to compete with the Dassault M.D.80 ABC and the Morane-Saulnier M.S.730.

The Nord 2800 was of all-metal construction and capable of aerobatics. It featured a retractable tail wheel type landing gear and powerplant was a 240 hp Argus As-10C engine driving a two-blade variable-pitch propeller. It was flown in prototype form by company test pilot Chautemps at Mureux on August 4, 1950. Early in the flight test program the aircraft showed unfavorable characteristics like lack of stability and difficult to recover from a spin. Subsequently the rudder and tail surfaces were modified, however, the Nord 2800 still showed poor qualities and performances and development was soon halted. The competing Morane-Saulnier M.S.730 was selected for production.

Created June 30, 2015